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BlackBerry’s days with the US Senate are coming to an end – Phone Arena

Phone Arena

BlackBerry's days with the US Senate are coming to an end
Phone Arena
A notice sent throughout the U.S. Senate reveals that once the Senate's inventory of BlackBerry handsets is depleted, the brand will no longer be available to those staff members who are allowed a new phone as a perk. Those staffers who currently own a …
BlackBerry Era Draws to a Close in SenateWall Street Journal (blog)
US Senate finally dumps BlackBerryEngadget
Senate ditches BlackBerry, offers iPhone SE and Galaxy S6 insteadSlashGear
CNET –Gizmodo –Digital Trends –ValueWalk
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Posted on 2 July 2016 | 2:57 am

Joshua Brown, Technology Enthusiast, Tested the Limits of His Tesla – New York Times

New York Times

Joshua Brown, Technology Enthusiast, Tested the Limits of His Tesla
New York Times
CANTON, Ohio — Joshua Brown loved his all-electric Tesla Model S so much he nicknamed it Tessy. And he celebrated the Autopilot feature that made it possible for him to cruise the highways, making YouTube videos of himself driving hands-free. In the
Fatal Tesla crash exposes lack of regulation over autopilot technologyLos Angeles Times
Experts: Tesla could be liable in fatal autopilot crashThe Detroit News
AP News in Brief at 11:04 pm EDTMiami Herald
Wall Street Journal –The Mercury News –NPR –Huffington Post
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Posted on 2 July 2016 | 1:53 am

Facebook Users Can Now Post A Status In Another Language: Here’s How The Translation Tool Works – Tech Times

Tech Times

Facebook Users Can Now Post A Status In Another Language: Here's How The Translation Tool Works
Tech Times
Facebook began rolling out a new translation tool on Friday that automatically translates posts into multiple languages. ( Facebook ). Advertisement. Multilingual Facebook users are about to see posts in more languages than just English. The company …
¡Finalmente! Facebook makes it easier to post status updates in multiple languagesTechCrunch
Soon Facebook Will Instantly Translate Your Posts Into 44 LanguagesWIRED
Facebook's New Translation Tool Shows Friends Your Posts In Their Preferred LanguageForbes
Computerworld –CNET –The Verge –USA TODAY
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Posted on 2 July 2016 | 1:33 am

You can now ask Alexa to order millions of products on Amazon – VentureBeat


You can now ask Alexa to order millions of products on Amazon
Through products like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or Amazon Fire TV, you can now tell Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa to buy tens of millions of Amazon products. So Alexa owners can say “Alexa, order new Charmin toilet paper” or “Alexa, …
Amazon's Alexa Now Lets You Order Tens of Millions of Products With Your VoiceWall Street Journal
Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant can now order millions of itemsCNET
The Amazon Echo finally does the thing most people would've expected it to do from the beginningQuartz
BGR –GeekWire –Android Headlines –TechnoBuffalo
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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 11:35 pm

Android’s full-disk encryption just got much weaker—here’s why – Ars Technica

Ars Technica

Android's full-disk encryption just got much weaker—here's why
Ars Technica
Privacy advocates take note: Android's full-disk encryption just got dramatically easier to defeat on devices that use chips from semiconductor maker Qualcomm, thanks to new research that reveals several methods to extract crypto keys off of a locked
Major weakness in Google's key storage breaks open Android's Full Disk EncryptionAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Full Disk Encryption Vulnerability Found On Android DevicesAndroid Headlines
Millions of Android devices have flawed full disk encryptionEngadget
ZDNet –The Hill
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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 8:51 pm

First signs Antarctic ozone hole is healing – CBS News

CBS News

First signs Antarctic ozone hole is healing
CBS News
An MIT-led team of researchers has pinpointed what they call the "first fingerprints of healing" of the Antarctic ozone layer. They report that the ozone hole, which occurs each September-October in the Antarctic spring, has shrunk by more than 4
Antarctica's Ozone Hole Is Shrinking, Study ShowsABC News
Here's Proof We Can Solve Global Environmental Problems If We TryHuffington Post
Antarctic ozone layer is gradually healing, researchers findCNN
The Weather Channel –Headlines & Global News –Chicago Tribune –Washington Post
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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 7:09 pm

Apple issues heated response to Spotify’s ‘anticompetitive’ accusation letter – 9 to 5 Mac

9 to 5 Mac

Apple issues heated response to Spotify's 'anticompetitive' accusation letter
9 to 5 Mac
If Apple versus FBI was the big story to start the year, then it looks like Apple versus Spotify will be the hot battle of the summer. Yesterday a letter surfaced in which Spotify accused Apple of being anticompetitive with its App Store policies and
Apple Accuses Spotify of 'Resorting to Rumors and Half-Truths', Sets Record Straight on App RejectionMac Rumors
Apple responds to Spotify over anticompetitive claimsThe Verge
Apple slams Spotify for criticizing the App Store as anti-competitiveMacworld
AppleInsider (press release) (blog) –PC Magazine –Ars Technica –AppAdvice
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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 5:32 pm

Are BMW, Intel, And Mobileye The New Dream Team For Automated Driving? – Forbes


Are BMW, Intel, And Mobileye The New Dream Team For Automated Driving?
BMW, Intel INTC -0.18% and Mobileye have announced today that they are joining forces to create what they hope will become an industry standard platform for safe automated driving. BMW plans to integrate Intel and Mobileye technologies into BMW's …
BMW teams up with Intel and Mobileye, plans a self-driving car by '21Computerworld
The Fully Self-Driving Car Is Still Years AwayNew York Times
BMW Teaming Up With Intel, Mobileye For An Open Platform For Self-Driving Cars by 2021Tech Times
TechCrunch –The Verge –Reuters –Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 2:39 pm

Facebook has funds frozen in Brazil in another WhatsApp encrypted data dispute – TechCrunch


Facebook has funds frozen in Brazil in another WhatsApp encrypted data dispute
Around $6 million in Facebook's Brazilian bank account has been frozen on court order in another dispute about encrypted data involving local police authorities and Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, according to the local Globo G1 news service.
Brazilian court freezes $6M in Facebook assets after WhatsApp fails to share dataDigital Trends
Brazilian court freezes $6m of Facebook's money during WhatsApp encryption caseThe Guardian
A Brazilian judge has blocked $6 million in Facebook funds, says reportThe Verge
CNET –Engadget –AppleInsider (press release) (blog) –BBC News
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Posted on 1 July 2016 | 11:38 am

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Tesla crash raises concerns about autonomous vehicle regulation

The radar technology of a Tesla Model S containing Autopilot features is pointed out during a Tesla event in Palo AltoThe fatal crash of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S in Autopilot mode has turned up pressure on auto industry executives and regulators to ensure that automated driving technology is deployed safely. Shares of Tesla and Mobileye NV, the maker of the camera vision system used in the Model S, rose on Friday as analysts said the accident was likely a short-term setback. On Friday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said U.S. traffic deaths rose by 7.7 percent to 35,200 in 2015 – the highest annual tally since 2008 and biggest single-year jump since 1966.

Posted on 2 July 2016 | 1:29 am

Apple fires back at Spotify over music streaming claims

The Apple Inc. logo is shown outside the company's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Apple Inc fought back on Friday against Spotify's claims that the U.S. tech giant had hampered competition in music streaming by rejecting an update to the Swedish service's iPhone app. The two companies have gone head to head in the battle for music streaming customers since Apple Music was launched in more than 100 countries last year. Apple's entry into the field sparked concerns from music streaming companies such as Spotify, which have argued that the 30 percent cut Apple takes of subscriptions in its App Store give its own service an unfair advantage.

Posted on 1 July 2016 | 7:46 pm

DVD player found in Tesla car in fatal May crash

Homeowner shows a piece of the Tesla found in his property where the Tesla came to rest when its driver was killed in a collision with a truck in WillistonBy Barbara Liston and Bernie Woodall WILLISTON, Fla. (Reuters) – A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when its driver was killed in a May 7 collision with a truck, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday. Whether the portable DVD player was operating at the time of the crash has not been determined, however, and witnesses who came upon the wreckage of the 2015 Model S sedan gave differing accounts on Friday about whether the player was showing a movie. Questions of why the car did not stop for a turning truck, and whether the victim, Joshua Brown, was watching the road are critical for Tesla Motors Inc. The Palo Alto luxury electric car maker is facing a preliminary inquiry by federal regulators over the safety of the Model S Autopilot system that was engaged at the time of the crash in Williston, Florida.

Posted on 2 July 2016 | 3:04 am

Uber, Lyft settlement did not require either side to pay -sources

A Lyft Glowstache is seen inside a car during a photo opportunity in San FranciscoBy Joseph Menn and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A pitched legal battle between ride-hailing rivals Uber and Lyft, involving accusations of hacking and corporate spying, ended with a settlement this week that did not require either company to pay money, according to sources familiar with the agreement. The settlement coincided with news that Lyft was working with investment bank Qatalyst Partners to pursue strategic options, including a possible sale of the company. The settlement would remove a legal risk for potential partners, though it could not be learned whether the deal or timing was linked to a possible transaction.

Posted on 1 July 2016 | 4:40 pm

BMW to develop driverless car technology with Intel, Mobileye

The logo of German manufacturer BMW is seen in ZurichBy Edward Taylor FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW is teaming up with Intel and Mobileye to develop new technology for the auto industry that could put self-driving cars on the road by around 2021. The alliance highlights a shift in the dynamics of research and development in the car industry, which until recently saw automakers largely dictating terms for suppliers to manufacture their proprietary technologies at specified volumes and prices. Now carmakers are increasingly striking up partnerships with technology firms using open technology standards, seeking to harness their expertise in areas including machine learning and mapping as they race against Silicon Valley companies such as Google , Tesla and Apple to develop driverless vehicles.

Posted on 1 July 2016 | 3:25 pm

Alibaba launches new anti-fake drive, urges brands to help out

An employee is seen behind a glass wall with the logo of Alibaba at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang provinceBy John Ruwitch HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Friday went public with a new drive to display its determination to stamp out fake goods, urging brands to help its anti-piracy campaign rather than trade rebukes on the issue. The U.S.-listed online shopping powerhouse has been dogged by accusations its sites are flooded with copy-cat products, culminating with its ejection this year from a U.S.-based anti-counterfeiting alliance only weeks after being admitted. At an intellectual property conference it's hosting in Hangzhou, Alibaba on Friday unveiled a new online system to help track and remove fakes as its top anti-piracy official called for more cooperation with makers of branded goods.

Posted on 1 July 2016 | 4:10 pm

Scientists use light to nuke cancer cells in mice

Posted on 2 July 2016 | 2:40 am

World’s largest purifier cleans air and turns pollution into jewelry

A designer created the largest air purifier in history, which could be used to clear the air in some of the most polluted cities around the world. A trial is set to start in Beijing, China this September. In addition to removing pollutants from the air that could otherwise find their way into human lungs and blood, the city air purifier also turns smog into jewelry. DON’T MISS: A roundup of original iPhone reviews that got everything completely wrong Dutch 36-year-old entrepreneur Daan Roosegaarde first thought of this solution when visiting the Chinese capital two years ago, CNN Money reports . The smog made it impossible for him to admire the city from his hotel room on the thirty-second floor of a building. Consequently, he designed the Smog Free Tower pictured in the image above, a seven-meter high tower that uses just 1,400 watts of electricity per hour — as much as a tea kettle — to clear some 30,000 cubic meters of air. The tower uses ion technology to capture small pollution particles including PM2.5 and PM10, and to release clean air. The surrounding area is 75% cleaner after the Smog Free Tower processes the air. “Basically, it’s like when you have a plastic balloon, and you polish it with your hand, it becomes static, electrically charged, and it attracts your hair,” the artist says. The smog is compressed into diamond-like jewelry, which is a byproduct of the process. Compressed smog particles are sealed in a resin cube after being put under pressure for 30 minutes, and the resulting objects can be used in jewelry such as rings and cufflinks, which are already being sold. The air purifier project has already been tested in Rotterdam, Holland, and should reach more cities around the world if the upcoming Beijing trial run is successful.

Posted on 2 July 2016 | 2:22 am

Panasonic’s $699 UHD Blu-ray player arrives in September

Posted on 2 July 2016 | 1:51 am

If this is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it sure looks good

If this is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it sure looks goodNew leaked images that could be Samsung's next big phone show off a mellow Blue Coral shade.

Posted on 2 July 2016 | 1:38 am